Awesome report. You put me right there with your writing. That's the only way I'll ever know what it's like up front. I don't race much either. I've only run three races since my BQ last Fall. The Flying Pig marathon [BQ], a half and a 5k. I'm curious why you have race even less frequently? Is it that you don't feel you're in “race condition”? Apparently, you're not afraid to toe the line when in less than “tip top” shape. Thanks for sharing.